HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2013: Editor's Choice - Part 2


Best Full HD 23-Inch LED-Backlit Monitor

Best Full HD 23-Inch LED-Backlit Monitor

There was a time not long ago when IPS LCD monitors were intended for professional use only. However, as the technology matures, prices have also come falling. And now, the benefits of great viewing angles and color reproduction offered by IPS panels can be enjoyed by all. For this category, we rounded up some of the best consumer monitors on the market. The name of the category handily sums up the criteria imposed as well. All contenders had to feature IPS panels with a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Screen size was limited to 23 inches as this range had the widest variety of options, and LED backlighting was also made a mandatory requirement. We also fixed the price range for the products between S$250 and S$300, ideal for most consumers.

Nominees: 

 

  • AOC i2367FH
  • Dell S2340L
  • LG Flatron IPS234V
  • Philips Blade 2 C-Line 239C4QHSB
  • ViewSonic VX2370Smh

 

And the Winner Is...

The Dell S2340L handily won the Best Full HD 23-inch LED-backlit Monitor category. With an almost borderless and bezel-less design, along with a glass front face, the monitor looks extremely modern and chic. The Dell S2340L features an AH-IPS panel, and has a decent response time of 7ms. It shone through our testing process as well posting the best white luminescence scores. Its handling of blacks were good too. On content such as the animated Corpse Bride, the monitor delivered deep blacks and excellent contrast. For its all-round dynamic display qualities and beautiful design, the Dell S2340L placed first in our list this year.

Scoring Breakdown
 Criteria/Model AOC i2367FH Dell S2340L LG Flatron IPS234V Philips Blade 2 C-Line 239C4QHSB ViewSonic VX2370Smh
Physique 7.0 9.0 7.5 7.5 8.5
Features 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.0 9.0
Performance 7.0 9.0 8.0 7.5 8.5
Value 7.5 9.0 8.0 7.5 8.5
Overall 7.5 9.0 8.0 7.5 8.5
Price S$259 S$279 S$273 S$289 S$259

For more details on how we selected our winners, check out the full reviews and articles listed at the References section at the end.